Friday, January 21, 2022

Make A Wish with Sherry West Arts and Outlawz Festive Fridays

 Happy Fri-Yay to all and hoping we're all well. 
Time for another Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge with our sponsor Sherry West Arts. I've used the sponsor's digital image called Happy Thoughts Bear with Butterfly to create a card in two colors: turquoise blue and yellow.
Here are our themes for this challenge. I've used the Birthday theme for my card.
For my design layout, I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch to resize to A7, and I was originally going to use paper strips for Elements 1-A, 1-B, 1-D and 1-E. 
But THEN, I thought oh wow, I'll use my brand new A7 Kat Scrappiness leafy frame die! And I'm really glad I did because I cut it out of watercolor paper and it cuts so nicely. I used VF Clair Warm Breeze ink to sponge onto my watercolor card, let it dry, then I die cut. I also took a Derwent Inktense pencil in a bit darker shade and traced over the leaf veins with it, then ran a damp round paint brush over that. The white card underneath the frame got stenciled with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and a Memory Box Texture Shine stencil. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and I stamped with Versamark and heat-embossed with white powder.
I printed the cute little bear and butterfly image out on Springhill Digital white card and colored them both with Promarkers. Then I fussy-cut them both, arranged and adhered them to my card front with glue dots. I dotted yellow Wink of Stella glitter in the centers of the flowers the bear is wearing. I used a white gel pen on her nose and eye. I used a metallic gold shadow gel pen and Viva Decor turquoise Pearl Pen to accent the butterfly and then when that was dry I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the wings.
My inside inserts are papers from Prima's 5x7 Sasha collection and I've stamped a Darkroom Door sentiment with the VF Clair Warm Breeze ink.
On the back of my card, another paper from the Prima Sasha collection on an SU card mat, along with leftover strips on which I stamped the MFT siggie in Versamark ink and heat-embossed with white powder. The photo makes this Sasha paper look green, but it truly is turquoise and yellow dots and smudges. The eye must want to mix them to be green. 😊
Here's a close-up of the butterfly, showing the shine of the gold metallic gel pen and you can also somewhat see the brushed glitter on its wings.
And a final view of my card. I enjoyed using my new frame die as well as using these two colors that I love together, and I also had a chance to stencil. Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you are looking forward to a productive and satisfying weekend. As for Honey and me, we are feeling a bit better and plan to snuggle in our flannel for a cold and cloudy weekend that will turn cold and sunny. I'm hoping to get outside for a little of that sunshine, as I've missed it very much! Please stay safe and well, xoxo
Blues and Yellows

New frame die
Have used a digi (Sherry West Arts linked above)
Turquoise Blue


Inthedarkdesigns said...

Your layering is fantastic! Super cute design and the colors all work together very well. Thank you for sharing your sweet card. Glad you joined our crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” January Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

Seafield Jo said...

This is very cute, a lovely card.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such an adorable card. I read your process and thought "wow, Aimes put alot of thought and energy into this card" like you always do. I like how you added the sun rays, leaves. Have a great Saturday my friend--Bethie.

Carol said...

Hi Aimeslee, What a cute bear. I have fallen in love with him. A great card.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Diane said...

What an adorably cute cute little sweet bear! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}

Darlene said...

OMG how adorable my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


creationsnz said...

A sweet bear, love that garland crown. Thanks for sharing with us at Critter Crazy, come back soon. CarolG

Kristine said...

Soooo stinkin CUTE❣🥰 this lil bear is the sweetest ever! Great choice going with the leafy frame, and your sun rays at that angle is absolutely 💯 perfect! Love it!
Hugs, kris

Nat said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with my theme at PFM

craftytrog said...

Hi Aimeslee! Your card is so adorable, I love it!
It's chilly here too, we've had a few hard frosts. I've been wearing lots of layers and snuggling under blankets!
Happy weekend,

Michelle said...

Such a cute card! I love that you added details to the inside too!! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is an absolute delight Aimes, I love the little bear with his hat and a gorgeous frame to match. LOVE the colour mix also. As for cosying up? After a few more comments I shall be doing the same, it's freezing here and miserable.
Keep warm and safe.
Faith x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely, happy card. Love the yellow. thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that leafy frame with the sunburst shining down - the critter is just gazing into the sunlight. Great colour scheme as well. Awesome :)

Pamela said...

A lovely card and I really like the leafy frame.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Zoechaos said...

That little bear is so cute, thank you for sharing with us at River of Creativity. xx

Tina Z. said...

super cute!

brenda said...

A pretty and colourful creation, blue and yellow are so striking together, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations January challenge.

Apols I'm rather late visiting, baby granddaughter very poorly in hospital so time taken up elsewhere.

B x

Jane Savage said...

How gorgeous, love this colour combo!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Joan said...

Love that cute little bear and what a lovely die cut frame too.

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge

SarahR said...

Hello there, such a cheerful card - I love the super cute image and your colour choices are lovely.
Thanks for joining in with us this time at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge this time, hope to see you again.
Sarah R
GDT - Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

My name is Erika. said...

What a cute bear Aimeslee. This is a super card. Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Chana Malkah said...

This card is fun and uplifting! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Jane said...

How adorably sweet. Love yhe addition of the butterfly for the cute bear to watch. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful new die cut frame you used for this cute image. Your card looks fantastic thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.


Doris Klein said...

What a pretty make! Love the colour combo and the frame!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Tina said...

Such an adorable card! I love the contrasting colors. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge, hope to see you again. Tina

Vesna M. said...

Adorable card, bear is so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

You can join us as well at

NanaConnie said...

Oh, that's such a sweet little bear, Aimes! Love your blue and yellow color combo. Thanks for playing along and supporting our little challenge at I Heart ProMarkers this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Chana Malkah said...

I just love this card! It immediately brings a smile to my face! Nice design and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb layering!
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Sharon Noble said...

Hello dear creative person,
I have seen your stunning make on the I love pro markers challenge blog and I wanted to pop in and tell you how wonderful it is. Thank you for joining us and please join in again. Don’t forget if your on Facebook I have a group called craft friends united and you’d be made most welcome if you join. Big hugs sharon Noble DT for I love pro markers. Xxx

N-Eva said...

Nice image and fun colors, great job :-) Good luck in the draw. Thanks for joining us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog . Hugs Neva

Vivi Casale said...

such a cute card!
Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Helen said...

So cute! The stencils you've used are really effective.

Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Wei said...

Such a sweet card with blues and yellows. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Card Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Nonni said...

Very cute card! I especially like the blue frame. Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday!